Ellen Foster

Ellen Foster

Director: John Erman Cast: Julie Harris, Jena Malone, Ted Levine



Filmed in Vancouver, this Hallmark Hall of Fame takes place during the '70s in the U.S. After the death of her mother, Charlotte (Glynis O'Connor), 10-year-old Ellen Foster (Jena Malone, who narrates) suffers abuse from her alcoholic father (Ted Levine) and is ill-treated by her maternal aunts Nadine (Debra Monk) and Betsy (Barbara Garrick) and also by Nadine's mean daughter Dora (Kimberly Brown). Ellen is sent to live with her grief-stricken grandmother Leonora (Julie Harris), but her problems continue since the mean-spirited Leonora blames Ellen for Charlotte's death. Harry Nilsson's song, "Remember Christmas," is featured. This TV movie premiered December 14, 1997 on CBS.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/17/1999
UPC: 0707729300533
Original Release: 1997
Rating: PG-13
Source: Hallmark

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julie Harris Actor
Jena Malone Actor
Ted Levine Actor
Glynnis O'Connor Actor
Debra Monk Actor
Barbara Garrick Actor
Kate Burton Actor
Zeljko Ivanek Actor
Lynne Moody Actor
Bill Nunn Actor
Dick O'Neill Actor
Amanda Peet Actor
Timothy Olyphant Actor
Kimberly J. Brown Actor
Allison Jones Actor
Sean Allan Actor
Cheralynn Bailey Actor
Lorena Gale Actor
Charles W. Gray Actor
Michael Hogan Actor
Helen Honeywell Actor
Don Mackay Actor
Sheila Moore Actor
Sheila Paterson Actor
Brent Stait Actor
Helen Taylor Actor
Neil Vipond Actor

Technical Credits
John Erman Director,Producer
Gord Anderson Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Blunden Editor
William Hanley Screenwriter
Fred Harpman Production Designer
Phyllis Huffman Casting
John Morris Score Composer
Maria Nation Screenwriter
Harry Nilsson Songwriter
Brent Shields Executive Producer
Richard Welsh Executive Producer
Brian West Cinematographer

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